This test method measures the sewn seam strength in woven fabrics by applying a force perpendicular to the sewn seams.
The grab test procedure in Test Method D5034 shall be used to determine any characteristic in fabric that can affect the measurement of sewn seam strength.
This test method is used when a breaking force to rupture, a minimum elongation, or both are required to determine the sewn seam strength, seam slippage, or seam integrity of a particular fabric for a specified end use.
This test method can also be used to determine either the sewn seam strength of textiles or the efficiency of a seam assembly with any given fabric. Additionally, the seam strengths of different fabrics can be compared directly by using one of the standard seam assemblies specified in Table 1. Because current information about laboratory precision is incomplete, comparative tests may be advisable.